Founders Fund Partner Cyan Banister on Kanye West, Elon Musk, and the Value of Independent Thought

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Founders Fund partner Cyan Banister says capitalism saved her life.

Banister, who has made early bets on companies including Uber, SpaceX, and Postmates, was once a homeless high-school dropout who believed that corporations were pure evil. One paycheck, she said, is what fundamentally uprooted her entire world view.

"Literally it was a paycheck," she told Term Sheet. "I realized that if...


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